Tag: stormwater plans

A SWPPP may also be called a “construction best practices plan,” “sediment and stormwater plan,” “erosion, sedimentation, and pollution prevention plan,” or similar term. The SWPPP (or similarly named plan) is generally required to comply with EPA’s or the state’s stormwater construction general permit.

Reining in the Soil

Reining in the Soil

Although erosion control is one of the smaller budget items on a construction site, it is nonetheless one of the most critical: Product performance can make or break regulatory compliance. Given the hit that the construction industry has taken in the past several years, erosion control specialists seek to provide

Managing Runoff From Start to Finish

Managing Runoff From Start to Finish

The Phase II regulations of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) require permittees to address six minimum stormwater runoff control measures. Two of them apply directly to stormwater design and construction on development projects. First, temporary erosion control best management practices (BMPs) must be implemented to keep runoff and

Cincinnati Stormwater

Cincinnati Stormwater

The story begins in the latter part of the 19th century.

Cincinnati—along with its sister cities across the developed part of the nation—began replacing outhouses and septic fields with sewers. These sewers carried sanitary wastes—from sinks, toilets, showers, and so on—and storm runoff away from residential areas and into the nearest

Stormwater Under Construction

Talk to those in the know on construction sites these days and the acronyms will fly. NPDES, SWPPPs, BMPs–they are all common terminology for today’s developers, building contractors, site supervisors, and anyone on the regulatory side of the business. But for most, just knowing what these stand for and how

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